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Small Office Party Gathering for 100 plus... catering

Discussion in 'Catering & Large Group Gatherings' started by bbally, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thursday night had a little catering for an office party.  Wanted to share what a smoked appetizer buffet for 100 looks like here locally.


    From front to back.  My cured smoked salmon as a Caesar salad martini, Shrimp shooters with smoked cocktail sauce, Hula Hula smoked chicken slider, Philly cheesesteak slider with smoked prime rib, charcuterie platter, cheese crackers, grilled vegetables, and fruit plates beyond that.  Now for some close ups.  I also cooked live with a presentation of vanilla bean ice cream with Bananas Foster.  People love the flames when you touch off the pan, so it makes an interesting presentation.  Though I have to remember I am in an office with a low false ceiling just above me.











    People had a great time, we were supposed to go to 7:30 PM and ended up staying and cooking til 8:30 PM.

    Missing photos of the Pulled Pork sliders and the Smoked Crab Cake sliders.  Sauces, marinara for the phillies, Chipotle ancho for the chicken, crabs sirache for the crab cakes, jalapeno plum barbeque on the pork.

    Last edited: Jan 21, 2011
  2. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Awesome Bob !!!!

    What a spread !

    Thanks for the views,

  3. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

    How could they have not had a good time? What a fantastic spread! You are the man!
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    You are now my new Hero. I would really love to be able to do something that big one day. I almost wish that I could come out one day and help on a project like that. That's what I want to do one day. I have done a smoked lunch for 95 once and a breakfast for 70 and both were real learning experiences for me. 
  5. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If you are serious about wanting to learn.  Smokin' in the Rockies is the event for you  We put on several teaching seminars every day.  Taught the Salmon Curing Smoking Process from beginning to final plating last year, along with smoking cheese, Jerry showed us Dutch Oven stuff Cabbage, another did an excellent demo on pulled pork shoulder.

    click the pic.. to the website, tickets and reservations will go live shortly.

  6. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Bob!  I know a lot of work went into that.[​IMG]
  7. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome Bob!

  8. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow just Wow.  You are the man . Very nice spread
  9. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    GREAT looking bunch of food! You must be a very busy chef, putting out food that good!!  Is the cocktail sauce made with smoked ingredients, or did you smoke the sauce itself?   I love using martini glasses for serving - it alway makes people smile.  That all looks delicious, but I think I'd use a slightly different recipe for those "Smoked Crap Cake sliders"?  [​IMG]

    You can bet I'd have been the last person to leave that party! Cheers!
  10. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    the flowers and lemon leafs add a lot of color to the table...........nice set up.
  11. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Very Impressive!!!

    The meat platter had me drooling...awesome!!

    Looks like the Ritz Carlton spread.

     Thanks for sharing!!

  12. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Great looking table and nice assortment of foods. Having done a few catering gigs myself I know how much work that represents even in a commercial kitchen

    Nice job
  13. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Another Home Run!!!  Bob, you can cook for me anytime.
  14. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks I fixed it.  I do that all the time.
  15. smoksignlr

    smoksignlr Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Great job. When are you making the northern swing yo Canada.
  16. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bob that just looks unbelivable! What did you season the veggies with?
  17. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just made some tonight with a lemon oil & Montreal seasoning that came out awesome